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Family of murder victim questions why no arrests for accomplices of fugitive killer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - The family of murder victim Tyekqua Nesbitt, 28, is expressing frustration with New Haven police over the handling of the investigation into who helped her accused killer evade capture for months.

Nesbitt was shot to death in May in front of her two children. Now, her sisters, Tashauna Nesbitt and Latoya Herbert, are breaking their silence only to News 8.  

"It's still miserable, still knowing that my sister is never coming back," said Tashauna, the victim's twin.

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The pair says they don't understand why police haven't made any arrests. "No one has paid. No warrants, no arrests, nothing," Herbert said.

Fugitive killer Tramaine Poole alluded a nationwide police manhunt for more than 60 days. Nesbitt's family believes many accomplices helped provide Poole shelter, transportation and other means to stay on the run. They're coming forward now in hopes the increased pressure on police will lead to arrests.

"They're not investigating anything. It's like case closed. That's just how that seems to me," Tashauna said.

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New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell wasn't available Monday for an interview, but he stressed the investigation remains very active. Campbell also cautioned many of the investigative details must to remain secret, even from the family, to protect the case.

"I think that they feel as though Tramaine is gone, my sister is dead and we're going to be quiet," said Herbert.

The family received round-the-clock police protection, costing the city more than $170,000 until Poole himself was shot to death in August by officers in Virginia.

"Him being gone is not closure for me," Tashauna concluded.


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